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MARCO RUBIO

Marco Antonio Rubio

    Marco Rubio is a Republican U.S. senator elected in 2010 to represent Florida. He defeated Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, an independent candidate, and U.S. Rep. Kendrick Meek, a Democratic candidate, in an unusual three-way Senate race. Rubio previously served in the Florida House of Representatives, including two years as House Speaker.

    Marco Rubio was born in Miami on May 28, 1971, his parents both Cuban exiles. He graduated from the University of Florida and the University of Miami Law School. He and his wife, Jeanette Dousdebes-Rubio, live in West Miami with their four children.

    1. Donald Trump clear Republican leader in new national poll, ahead of Walker and Bush

      Blogs

      Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican pack for president, taking 20 percent of Republican voters, comfortably ahead of Scott Walker with 13 percent and Jeb Bush with 10 percent, according to a Quinnipiac national poll released this morning.

    2. Rubio and Bush: Clinton wrong on Cuba

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      Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush react to Hillary Clinton's planned speech Friday calling for an end of the Cuban embargo.

    3. Sen. Marco Rubio makes The Hill's list of 50 Most Beautiful

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      The Hill published its list of the 2015 50 Most Beautiful people in Washington on Wednesday and Florida’s Sen. Marco Rubio made the list

      Sen. Marco Rubio is included on The Hill's 50 Most Beautiful list.
    4. Marco Rubio tries low-profile approach that's a frequent winner in South Carolina

      State Roundup

      GREENVILLE, S.C. — Sen. Marco Rubio has no obvious, singular base of support for his presidential campaign. He is not running to be the favorite of social conservatives, as Mike Huckabee or Ted Cruz are. He is not aiming to be the most determined national security hawk, as Lindsey Graham is. And he does not have …

      Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican presidential hopeful, greets the crowd during a campaign event at Brewery 85 in Greenville, S.C., on Monday.  [Travis Dove | New York Times]
    5. Scott Walker can't seem to decide on Florida primary

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      Real Clear Politics is reporting that Scott Walker has told donors he will not compete in the Florida primary, going against what he told us earlier this year and a return to a posture he appeared to hold before that.

    6. Trump still crushing Bush, Rubio in New Hampshire

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      Donald Trump has a major lead in New Hampshire, a new poll shows, beating second place finisher Jeb Bush 24 percent to 12 percent.

    7. Outside group spends big on Marco Rubio ahead of first debate

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      A political group that does not disclose its donors has put Marco Rubio in the lead of early TV advertising, spending $2.6 million already in advance of next week’s GOP debate.

    8. Bush criticizes Huckabee's Holocaust reference; Rubio declines comment

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      Reporters on Monday asked Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio about Mike Huckabee saying President Obama’s deal with Iran is marching Israelis to “

      Rubio, Bush to compete for Koch brothers' support

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      Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush will compete for the support of the Koch brothers next week in South California.

    9. What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of July 27

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      What Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush are up to the week of July 27.